None of these recommendations are financially associated with Powderama, we’ve just put them here as a little bit of help in your planning of your trip to Chamonix.
Le Vagabond. Cheap accommodation and an excellent bar that many locals have as their ‘local’, not far from the centre of Chamonix. www.gitevagabond.com
Le Chamoniard Volant, A real French Gite, not too far out of Chamonix towards Les Praz and Argentière. www.chamoniard.com
Gite Ski Station. Rustic but does the job right next door to Le Brévent. 5 minutes from the centre of town. www.skistation.fr
Le Vert. A simple hotel situated out of Chamonix centre towards Les Houches. www.verthotel.com
Crete Blanche. Tucked behind one of the supermarkets on the high street of Chamonix. An excellent location. www.cretes-blanches.com
Pointe Isabelle. Superb location opposite the great eating establishment McD’s (yes, there’s one in Chamonix minus the golden arches for the sake of aesthetics). www.pointe-isabelle.com
Hotel Les Lanchers. On the main road in Les Praz, not far from La Flégère. Newly refurbished for winter 2010/11, a great place to stop in even if you’re not a resident. www.hotel-lanchers-chamonix.com
Hotel Slalom. If you’re staying in Les Houches, not only a nice, simple hotel, but a also place to socialise. The hotel is directly opposite the bottom of the Bellevue cable car with skiing to within 25 metres of the front door, something not found very often in the Chamonix valley. www.hotelslalom.net
Cold Fusion. Situated in Les Praz they’re great for the single traveller or small groups. www.coldfusionchalets.co.uk
Mountain Base has a good choice of places to rent dotted around Chamonix.
Snostation also has a varied choice of apartments.
Sole Boot Fitting. Situated in central Chamonix, they have a range of Ski, Touring and Snowboard boots to serve every riderʼs needs. They offer what they believe gives the skier unparalleled value, comfort and performance. YOUR feet deserve the best no matter what stage you are at in your snow-sports development.
Grands Montets Sports. Right at the bottom of the pistes in the car park at the Grands Montets in Argentière. JP and his team will endeavour to assist as much as possible.
Ski Perf. Situated on Route de l’Alpage in Les Houches, opposite the Hotel du Bois. Excellent for ski servicing and as they’re hand finished, you can have total confidence that your skis will perform as you want them to. Frequented by many a Chamonix-based ski instructor.
Mountain Drop Offs A really professional outfit who have been running in Chamonix for 10 years.
Deluxe Transfers A small family run transfer company. A small but quality operation.